Upcoming Connecticut Antique Auto Events for the Shoreline Area, and Beyond...
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*We are now in process of building up our 2021 event listings... The 2021s are now back to being highlighted in RED... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work very hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may like to copy and paste our exhaustively researched (always with sources credited), written-out & detailed listings for their own web site use, to please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

"WHERE ELSE ARE GOOD PLACES TO LOOK FOR UPCOMING CAR EVENT LISTINGS FOR THIS AREA?" - Frankly, at this stage of the game (mid-June 2020), the only calendar I really trust is THIS ONE. Other calendars that I look at regularly appear to be suffering from "lack of interest" by their editors/maintainers--and I can't say I blame them, since so much of the calendar updating I seem do these days is to revise events into cancelled events--it's depressing. For some reasonably reliable places to go look for events in Connecticut in general (we make no excuses for our desire to stay CT Shoreline-focused on this page), we first recommend The Connecticut Council of Car Clubs Events Calendar (whose editor John B. is extremely conscientious about keeping it accurate and updated; may we also suggest joining their Facebook group page for lots of event updates as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/), and then also Hemmings and also OldRide.com ... Beyond those, good luck... SUGGESTION: Contact the club or organization directly to see if their event is actually going to happen--relying solely on someone's haphazardly-maintained compendium of events (and I'm not saying I'm infallible--I only do this as a hobby after all) can often get you into trouble... Happy event hunting!

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The information provided electronically, on paper, or otherwise is strictly for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees of any type, expressed or implied. Participation in any activity is strictly voluntary and done at one's own risk. The Shoreline Antique Auto Connection web site and it's author expressly disclaim all responsibility for any & all damages or claims, however caused. Observe all safety precautions when engaging in any activities with antique or modern automobiles. Obtain proper coverage from qualified insurance professionals for any type of activities, auto-related or otherwise, in which you may wish to engage.

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CAR EVENTS

DECEMBER 5, 2021, Sunday, Orange – Second Annual Toys For Tots Event at Goodies of Orange … Quoting from the official event flyer just posted within the past day or so by George Crespo (https://www.facebook.com/george.crespo.94), and passed along by Will Fleming (https://www.facebook.com/will.fleming66), within the last day or so: “…Second Annual Toys For Tots Event at Goodies of Orange, December 5, 2021, 11am-2pm… Free picture taking with Santa… Donate a new, unwrapped toy or book… 10% off your purchase, proceeds go to Toys For Tots… Rain or shine… Goodies of Orange, 111 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT…”… George’s note accompanying the flyer read as follows: “…Toys for Tots with Santa Rick, Goodies Orange, and Crusin’ East Car Club… Cruisers are welcome to bring your classics!...”… webmaster’s note – I was able to get out to this event for a bit last year, and had a FANTASTIC time! So many cool cars and friendly folks! And of course, how great that it centers around the Toys For Tots holiday toy drive cause—so don’t forget to bring your new, unwrapped toy or book, like the poster says! Thanks George, Goodies of Orange, and Crusin’ East Car Club!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/19/2021)

DECEMBER 5, 2021, Sunday, Westbrook – Quoting from the CVA 2021 info page that we received from Bill Arute (uploaded screen shot available at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2021CTVWAssociationEventsList-Recd2Jan2021FromCVAPrezBillArute.pdf): “…Sunday December 5, 2021 – The CVA’s “Last Hurrah”, Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3pm. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook “Tree Lighting Parade”, decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

DECEMBER 5, 2021, Sunday, Enfield – Powder Mill Barn Antique Auto Swap – Pre ’63 Parts & Paraphernalia Only, 7am-12pm, at The Powder Mill Barn, 32 S. Maple Street, Enfield, CT 06082… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/3016753925263277/): “…Join us for our monthly indoor Antique Automotive Swap at the Powder Mill Barn (Pre ‘63 parts & paraphernalia only)… *Covid protocols will be followed*… $2 Spectator Admission… $15 to Vend (tables provided)… Call Josh at (860) 209-3990 for more info…”… webraster’s notes – Cool! Glad to hear this is happening! "...Join us for our monthly indoor Antique Automotive Swap..." Note the word “monthly.” From my recollection, this used to happen once a month in December, January, February, and possibly also March. The wording here suggests this may be true for this winter's events also... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2021)

DECEMBER 11, 2021, Saturday, Branford – Coppola Customs 3rd Annual Christmas Event – Toys For Tots PLUS Cars & Coffee … Quoting from the official event flyer just posted within the past day or so by Coppola Customs LLC (https://www.facebook.com/coppolacustomsllc/) of Branford, on the “Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291): “…Mark your calendars… Start your engines… And get ready for our 3rd Annual Christmas Event!... Saturday, December 11th, 10:00 to 5:00, at 11 Business Park Drive, Branford, CT… You don’t want to miss this!... ‘…Please stop by and consider bringing a new unwrapped gift for our donation box. 100% of all donations are for children and families who are less fortunate. Especially this year with the incredible and unfortunate events happening with Covid. Through the gift of a new toy, help bring the JOY of Christmas to a child in need! Gifts for children of all ages and monetary donations are greatly appreciated… Enjoy hot beverages, friends, vehicles of all kinds, food off the food truck, and lots of prizes!...’…. Exotic cars, trucks, hot coffee, food trucks, lots of great raffles, music, great cause, Christmas spirit… Donation box location also available at 550 East Main Street—Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea… Questions? Or interested in being a sponsor/donator for the raffle, please contact: Tom 203-609-5015 or Abby 475-414-5353…”… webmaster’s note - All I can say is FANTASTIC! What a wonderful thing the Coppola Customs folks are doing again this year to raise our Christmas Spirit, and make Christmas better for those less fortunate at the same time! BRAVO Coppola Customs and friends!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/19/2021)

DECEMBER 12, 2021, Sunday, Waterbury – “…’Northeast Misfits Toy Drive and Coffee with a Cop’… Join the Northeast Misfits and Waterbury Police Department for the Northeast Misfit Toy Drive and Coffee with a Cop, Sunday, December 12th at 10:30am, at Cheshire Coffee, Waterbury… Donations will be accepted in the form of an unwrapped toy… The first 20 people to deliver a toy will receive a free Misfits swag bag!...”… Quoting from our friends the Northeastporscheowners (https://www.facebook.com/northeastporscheowners), from their Facebook post within the last day or so (which included the flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed): “…Our friends at #northeastmisfits are hosting a #toydrive Sunday 12/12/2021 10:30am at Cheshire Coffee in #waterburyct to benefit Waterbury Police Department and #Waterbury Police Athletic League (PAL) ..we ask all our followers and supporters to come out and help make this a great event for a great cause…”… More info - Doing a tiny bit more google research, and quoting from the #letsgojosh Instagram videos and photos page (https://greatfon.com/t/letsgojosh): “…The Northeast Misfits will be holding a toy drive on Dec 12th at Cheshire Coffee in Waterbury at 10:30 am to benefit the Waterbury Police Department as well as the Waterbury Police Athletic League (PAL). Donations can be accepted in the form of a new unwrapped toy… Let's spread the word and do our best to make this the best toy drive of all!...”…  Additional info - Location for Cheshire Coffee in Waterbury (http://cheshirecoffee.com/welcome/locations.php) looks to be 3670 E Main St., #11, Waterbury, CT 06705 (not too far from Blackie's Hot Dogs, it appears)… editor’s comments - Sounds cool (no pun intended)! How many December car-related events do you ever get a chance to attend!? And what a great cause to support! Kids need toys for Christmas!... Even more info – Please be sure to visit the Facebook page of the Waterbury Police Activity League (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/PALWaterbury ... And there you have it! Let’s hope for clear roadways on 12/12/2021!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2021)

JANUARY 1, 2022, Saturday, “Everywhere” – New Year’s Day 2022… Happy New Year and welcome to “Official Antique Status” (25 years old or older, as defined by the Antique Automobile Club of America, https://www.aaca.org/) all 1997 model year automobiles!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/31/2021)

JANUARY 22-23, 2022, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Start-Finish Productions Presents ‘Annual Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell’ – Automotive/Racing Enthusiasts Indoor Swap Meet, Eastern States Exposition” … webmaster’s note – We received a 14Nov2020-postmarked “Vendor Info” form letter from the Start/Finish Productions folks in Vernon, CT, that indicated that the 2021 event had been cancelled. We’ve already updated that cancellation on the SAAC Calendar, however, we also took the liberty of scanning and uploading the scans of both sides of the letter (second side was a renewal/sign up form for vendors), which contains info on the 2022 version of the event. We uploaded nice big file-size copies of both pages, so you can just go now and click on the following links, which will open up both scans, for your reading and/or downloading convenience. Even though we are not a vendor at the Auto Parts Swap & Sell, we very much appreciate Ben Dodge and Start/Finish Productions folks keeping us in the loop for these updates, and we are very pleased to pass along this info, and look forward to a very bright 2022 event!... Here are the links to the uploaded scanned pages – COVER LETTER: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/14Nov2020PostmarkedInfoFromStartFinishCvrLttr.jpg ... RENEWAL/SIGN-UP FORM: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/14Nov2020PostmarkedInfoFromStartFinishRenSignUpForm.jpg … For more info - … CONTACT: Start-Finish Productions, 860-871-6376 or 860-268-1787, www.apswapnsell.com ...”… Even more info – Please do check out their Facebook page also (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/AutoPartsSwapnSell/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

FEBRUARY 5, 2022, Saturday, Orange – Northeast Gas Bash, American Legion Post #127, 7am-1pm, 630 Grassy Hill Road (CT Route 121), ½ mile south from Route 15, Exit 56… No earlies… Snow or shine… Info: Bob Harrington 203-494-0566 or rharrington32@yahoo.com   … webmaster's note – This event listing was found on the “Primarily Petroliana” Events page: https://www.oldgas.com/pp_swaps.htm ...  Additional thoughts - I’ve been to this event several times in past years and it’s ALWAYS a great time—and a wonderful way to get a little bit of an injection of “old car culture” in the middle of a bleak winter—and “right in our back yard,” in Orange, CT, no less! So happy to see this event listing pop up for 2022!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/24/2021)

FEBRUARY 14, 2022, Monday, “Cactus” and “Grapefruit” League Locations – “Pitchers and Catchers” (a.k.a. the Major League Baseball Pitchers & Catchers report day—even though we’re not big MLB fans, the advent of “Pitchers & Catchers” each Spring is a nice hopeful sign)… Info - https://www.springtrainingcountdown.com/ and/or https://www.springtrainingonline.com/reporting-dates/... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2021)

FEBRUARY 20, 2022, Sunday, Daytona Beach (FLORIDA) – “The Daytona 500” (a.k.a. “The Great American Race”)… The Daytona 500 each Spring is a great way to celebrate (or at least officially begin looking forward to) “the advent of car enthusiast season” for the New Year... Info - https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/events/daytona-500/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2021)

MARCH 11-13, 2022, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…’Mark’s 3rd Annual Northeast Motorsports Expo,’ Presented by Mark’s Auto Parts of East Granby, CT, and Trantolo & Trantolo LLC… March 11-13, 2022 at the Eastern States Exposition Better Living Center, West Springfield, MA… Featuring: Classics, street rods, muscle cars, trucks of all kinds, race cars, motorcycles… Check out our web site for last year’s photos: MARKSNEMOTORSPORTSEXPO.COM … Sponsorships & Vendor Booths available… Contact Dan at 860-305-6880, Mark at 860-883-5485, Bob at 413-862-3381, or Walt at 860-306-6612, or e-mail MarksNEExpo@gmail.com ... For more information about the show, visit our web site at www.marksnemotorsportsexpo.com …  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarksNEMotorsportsExpo/ (webmaster's note – Make sure to visit their Facebook page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there)…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/27/2021)

MARCH 13, 2022, Sunday, “Everywhere” – Begin Daylight Savings Time – Turn Clocks Forward… webmaster’s note – This (along with “Pitchers and Catchers,” which is on or during the week of February 14th this year, reference: https://www.springtrainingcountdown.com/ and/or https://www.springtrainingonline.com/reporting-dates/ - and also, of course, the Daytona 500, which is February 20th, reference: https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/events/daytona-500/) is always a hopeful sign of Spring—signaling an extra hour of afternoon daylight (with the eye toward 2022 season local cruise nights, of course)!... Clocks spring ahead by one hour at 2:00am on Sunday, March 13th… Info - https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa?year=2022 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2021)

APRIL 2-3, 2022, Saturday-Sunday, Naugatuck – Don Clady's Connecticut Cabin Fever Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770, United States, Saturday, April 2nd 10am to 7pm; Sunday, April 3rd 9am to 5pm… General admission $12; children 8-13 $5; children under 8 free… Plenty of free parking… (webmaster’s note– Those hours and admissions came from kind of a coarse-looking scan of the flyer that was published at the Facebook event page—not sure if I got them transcribed properly, so best to contact the organizers before making the trip, to make sure you have the correct info)… Quoting from the Facebook info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/393214215536166/): “…Don Clady's 2022 Indoor Connecticut Cabin Fever Car & Motorcycle Show "Back by Popular Demand!!"… Saturday April 2nd, through Sunday April 3rd, 2022. Over 80,000 sq ft indoor Mild to Wild Cars, Trucks, Vans, Jeeps and Motorcycles. Dealers, Vendors, Specialty Movie Vehicles, Special Features and entertainment for the whole family. Special Guest and Specialty Vehicles to be announced soon… Connecticut Cruise News Best of the Best Vehicles from all over the Northeast competing for Best of the Best, Rings to the top 50… Start your season off right with Our 5th Annual Cabin Fever Indoor Show. Sponsored in Part by Connecticut Cruise News, Haymond Law, Brookfield Indian, Docs Motorcycle, Farrarri Appliances, Gear Head Mafia and many others to be announced soon… Location: Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Ave. Naugatuck, Ct… For Sponsorship Opportunities, Vendor information, vehicle display or questions email Don at dccj14@aol.com … Connecticut Largest Indoor Car & Motorcycle Show. Hope to See You There…”… webmaster’s note – The above info came from a Facebook post on 12/1/2021 by Chris Herring (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291/user/100000037038976/) onto the Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291)... And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2021)

APRIL 3, 2022, Sunday, Pompton Lakes (NEW JERSEY) – 24th Annual Metro Petro Vintage Advertising Collectors Show (http://metropetro.weebly.com/), Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge #1895, 15 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442… 8am-1pm, rain or shine… Featuring petroliana, automobilia, and all types of antique advertising items… Info: Ed Natale 201-493-7172 or metropetro222@gmail.com … webmaster’s note – This event listing was found on the “Primarily Petroliana” Events page: https://www.oldgas.com/pp_swaps.htm ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/24/2021)

MAY 1, 2022, Sunday, East Hartford – The Connecticut Street Rod Association’s 51st Annual Spring Swap Meet… The following event info comes directly from: https://csra.org/pages/events_list.php : “…51st Annual CSRA Spring Swap Meet, 05/01/2022… CSRA is constantly looking to improve our Swap Meets and all shows we produce for our vendors and spectators. Due to the fact we have outgrown Lake Compounce, and have experienced various other issues there, we are making a move to a much better venue for all of us. This is a huge decision but we believe our loyal vendors and participants will enjoy the new location immensely. One major change to the event will be NO SATURDAY SETUPS.  Everyone will be parked on Sunday morning… The new location for the spring swap meet is the Pratt and Whiney Stadium, formally known as Rentschler Field. 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118.   Gates open at 6:00 AM. Make note that we are moving back to our long-standing date of the 1st weekend in May. Directions: Take I-84, E or W to exit 58, Silver Lane. Follow signs to Rentschler Field. Vendor and spectator lines will be marked accordingly… Antique, Street Rod, Hot Rod, Classic, Racing, Special Interest, Trucks, tools, Collectables, Toys, and used speed parts offered… Vendor spots still at $40.. (Vendor spots are 15' X 20' If you can't fit entirely in this dimension, you must buy more spots); Spectators still at $10 per; Kids under 12 free… Cars for sale $30. Truck and trailer $60… We are anticipating enough parking to accommodate street rods and classics as well… For more info contact CSRA at www.CSRA.ORG or 203-697-9113…”… And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/28/2021)

MAY 15, 2022, Sunday, Stratford – The 11th Annual Boothe Memorial Park Antique & Classic Car Show, 9a.m. to 3p.m., at Boothe Memorial Park… Following info is from the Hemmings dedicated event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=59794): “…Beautiful park setting car show presented by the Port Five Naval Veterans of Bridgeport, CT. Proceeds benefit many veteran and community charities such as Habitat for Heroes, Homes for the Brave, The Veterans Food Pantry and Freedom Guide Dogs. Dash Plaques - Goodie Bags - Food - Music - Many Trophies and Special Awards - Juried Show - No cut-off year. Flag Raising at Noon honors dignitaries and veterans from past wars. Food sold will include egg sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers. The Ladies Auxiliary will have a basket raffle and bake sale. The Park has many free events from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM that feature a visitors center, blacksmithing, model trains, art show, rose garden, live music, demonstrations and tours of historic buildings. Photos from previous shows can be viewed at ctseaportcarclub.com. General admission is free to the public. Fun for the entire family. For additional event information: ctseaportcarclub.com … Sponsor: Port Five Naval Veterans… When: May 15, 2022 9a.m. to 3p.m…. Location: Boothe Memorial Park and Museum, 5744 Main Street Putney, Stratford, CT, 06614… Cost: $15 per show vehicle, free to public… More info/Registerhttp://portfiveusa.com/ or call John Buehler at 203-650-2009…”… Even more info – Here’s also the link to the FLYER that was part of the Hemmings event info page: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/83408332-0-0.jpg?rev=1 … And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2021)

JUNE 3-5, 2022, Friday-Sunday, Greenwich – The 26th Annual Greenwich Concours… Quoting from the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichConcours/) post from just a day or so ago: “…Mark your calendars… The 26th annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance is happening June 3 - 5, 2022!... See you in the spring…”… webmaster’s note – The 2021 “Concours” day, which was Sunday the 24th of October (there were also other events happening on Friday and Saturday of Concours weekend) was my first-ever visit to the Greenwich Concours, and wow, was it an eye-opener! One positively amazing event in every way! Definitely had to get this one marked onto our calendar for 2022!... More info – As noted, their Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichConcours/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), and their main web site address is: https://www.greenwichconcours.com/ … And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/4/2021)

JUNE 5, 2022, Sunday, Waterford – The Connecticut MG Club’s ‘British By The Sea’ Gathering at Harkness Memorial State Park… Quoting from the Connecticut MG Club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2546961535518212) post from just a day or so ago: “…The CT MG Club would like to invite you to our British By The Sea Gathering on June 5, 2022, at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT. We have over 350 British Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles displayed in 34 Classes, and our Marque of the Year will be JAGUAR XKE. We also have a variety of food trucks for coffee, lunch and ice cream. Visit www.ctmgclub.com for pictures and aerial video of past events… For more info contact Steve or Annie Wincze 860-693-4249, or MGTD52@comcast.net ...”... And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/29/2021)

JUNE 24-25, 2022, Friday-Saturday, Thompson – Thompson Vintage Motorsports Festival… Quoting from the Historic Racing Group’s Schedule page (https://historicracinggroup.com/schedule.php): “…Confirmed for 2022: Thompson Vintage Motorsports Festival, June 24-25, 2022… HRG with VRG… A public event with an HRG only feature race on Saturday afternoon…”… Sounds great to us! We caught a bit of Thursday testing this past year up at Thompson (went there to buy some wheels from one of the racers); it was VERY cool to see & hear so many cool oldies running full bore out on Thompson’s awesome road course!... More info - https://www.thompsonspeedway.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2021)

JULY 23, 2022, Saturday, Madison – The 2022 Ted Aub Show… Quoting from Chairman Bill Raccio’s (racciobill62@gmail.com) text from 10/24/2021, about planning that’s already in process for the 2022 Ted Aub Show in Madison, CT: “…Dates for 2022 are July 23rd, and Rain Date the 30th, for the Ted Aub Show…”… AWESOME! Thanks Bill! ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/28/2021)

SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2022, Friday-Monday, Lakeville – Lime Rock Historic Festival 40… webmaster’s note – Always a fantastic event!... Info - https://limerock.com/labor-day-historics ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2021)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *1/3/2021 UPDATE - back to RED for the new 2021 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2021 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!...

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/16/2021), Hebron (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - The following “Cruzin Hebron 2021 at Hebron Lions Fair Grounds” dates were posted via a flyer posted at the Cruzin Hebron Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cruzin.hebron); posting date was 1/12/2021: “…Crusin’ Hebron 2021 at Hebron Lions Fair Grounds… May 16th (Sunday), 3pm, Epilepsy Benefit Cruz… June 20th (Sunday), 3pm, TBA Benefit Cruz… July 18th (Sunday), 3pm, Hometown Foundation Benefit Cruz… August 8th (Sunday), Packages for Troops Benefit Cruz… September 26th (Sunday), 3pm, PKD Foundation Benefit Cruz… October 17th (Sunday), 3pm, Still Going Strong & Halloween Bash…”… More info – Hebron Lions Fairgrounds are located at: 347 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248 (reference: http://www.hebronharvestfair.org/directions-parking) … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (starts 4/18/2021; every other Sunday), Guilford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) – “‘Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee’ at Guilford Commons Shopping Center,” 9am to 11am, at Guilford Commons, 1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2918229405089029/): “…We are a group of car enthusiasts who meet every other Sunday at the Guilford Commons (1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT - Exit 57 off of I-95 to talk cars. All cars welcome...if it has wheels, bring it!…”… More info – Please be sure to also visit the official Facebook home page for Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/ctshorelinecarsandcoffee ... webmaster’s note - Can’t say enough about how happy I am to see this announcement, for one of the coolest summertime cars & coffee series—dare I say it—in the STATE!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (starts 5/23/2021 4/25/2021; other dates presumably to be announced), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) –“Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee,” starting at 8:30am, 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460… webmaster’s note – No other details were provided save for the date and start time, but here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/272685184222611/ - and make sure you also visit the organizers’ official Facebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ ... Additional thoughts - From having attended a few of these myself in the past (pre-COVID-era), they are exceptionally cool and exceptionally popular, and draw a very wide cross-section of cars and car people! Don’t miss it if you can help it, and hope they schedule additional dates for this year… … *4/21/2021 UPDATE - An "Updated Rain Date" has been announced, via the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/272685184222611/); not sure if there are any other changes, but please do go visit and review that page for more info... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2021; "Updated Rain Date" incorporated into this listing as of 4/21/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/16/2021), Marlborough (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Carter Hill Pre-1963 Auto Parts Swap,” 8am to 12pm, at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road (a.k.a.: Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/462879824883224/) that we ran across online: “…Kick off the season with the best little Pre-'63 Swap Meet you never heard of… $20 to Vend/Spectators Free… *Pre 1963 Automotive Parts & Paraphernalia Only*… Breakfast/Lunch available… Vendors must prereg... Call Josh 860-209-3990 or Matt 860-250-4526… Additional Dates!... May 16th … June 13th … July 18th … No August Date … Sept 19th … **Social Distancing/Covid 19 Preventative Measures Apply**…”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (“1st and 3rd Sunday, April – September”), Brooklyn (appears to be confirmed for 2021) – “‘2021 Brooklyn Cruise Night,’ 1pm-onward, at 220 Providence Pike (Route 6), Brooklyn, CT 06234… Cars, bikes, food, music, and more…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this cruise info along, via an e-mail from a day or so ago. The screen shot that Rick sent us appears to indicate that the Moriah Lodge #15 A.F & A.M. is the organizer (and that appears to be their address also), and so please do be sure to visit their official Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/MoriahLodgeNo.15 ... There is also a “Moriah Lodge Cruzin Car Shows” Facebook group page that is also worth checking out (and consider joining especially if you are in their area): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1516739978523133/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/4/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (starts 6/6/2021), Derby (appears to be confirmed for 2021) -“The Heav’nly Donuts of Derby Summertime Sunday Afternoon Classic Car Cruise Nights 2021,” at the Heav’nly Donuts of Derby restaurant, 658 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418…”….. Quoting from Heav’nly’s “Main Man” Ernie (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004638825586), in his Facebook post (also posted simultaneously on the Heav’nly Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Heavnly-Donuts-96112739325/ - make sure you visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) from just today (Wednesday, 5/19/2021): “…We will be opening our indoor seating for full operation on June 1. June 6, Sunday will be our kick off for this season's Heav'nly Donuts Car  Cruise. This Cruise Season will be dedicated to ALL essential workers, yes, our fine employees who worked day in and day out, but all the others too, the police, fireman, medical, grocery, the mechanics, plumbers, electricians, the list  goes on, those who couldn't stay at home... On Sunday June 27 we will be doing our FILL THE CROSLEY Food Drive for the Spooner House…”… Fantastic news, Ernie! We love the fantastic job that our friends Ernie and Mike (https://www.facebook.com/michael.r.burke.9) always do with the Heav’nly Donuts summertime cruise nights—always keeping the mood fun and light, and making everyone feel welcome! And needless to say, they display outstanding community spirit, with their “Fill The Crosley” food drives—that are always supported strongly by the area classic car community, and which benefit a wonderful humanitarian organization that’s based in Shelton, CT, The Spooner House (https://www.facebook.com/ACT.Spooner.House/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it)… Thanks again Ernie and Mike, and everyone who make the Heav’nly Donuts classic car cruise nights the great events that they are!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/19/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 4/19/2021), Bolton (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Barnyard Breakout! – Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Monday Night Car Show”… Quoting from what was posted March 28, 2021 on the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Barnyard Breakout! - Fish Family Farm car show update: 1st Monday night show will be April 19 if weather and field conditions are favorable. We are also working on a few different food trucks to supply food... 1st big charity show for LRF will be Memorial Day, Sandy has the Lobster truck booked for that day. That show will start at 1pm until 4pm. We are going to try to get a few live bands this year if we can swing it. We will also have new T-shirts for sale this year. Stay tuned and watch for updates!... Please share this post!...”… More info – We didn’t see a start time for the April 19th event, but presumably it will be some time in the evening. Also, we noticed the acronym “LRF” in the post, as relating to their Memorial Day event (Memorial Day is also a Monday), and it appears to be short for Lymphoma Research Foundation (“The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s mission it to eradicate lymphoma and serve those impacted by this blood cancer)—an undoubtedly fantastic cause to support!... Location: Fish Family Farm Creamery and Dairy is located at 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT 06043… And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 6/7/2021; runs thru Sept. 2021), East Granby (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Mark’s Classic Cruise Night – Celebrating 25 Years - Largest Weekly Cruise Night in New England,” every Monday night between May and September, 5 to 9pm, at Mark’s Auto Parts, Inc., 22 Russell Rd East Granby, CT 06026… Quoting a few more details from the flyer that was posted 1/27/2021 on the Mark’s Classic Cruise Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise): “…Great food, Great music (live bands & DJs), Weekly trophies, Free Admission… PLEASE NOTE: We will follow ALL local & state Covid-19 regulations… For more info: www.markscruisenight.com , and/or https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise ...”…   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/29/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 5/10/2021), North Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club’s Monday Night Cruise Nights, at the Washington Commons Shopping Center, Washington Street, North Haven, CT… webmaster’s note – We are transcribing the basics from the 4/12/2021 Facebook post by The Doo Wop Cruisers on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049), and have no other info at this time… But, rest assured they are a GREAT group and run a GREAT weekly Monday evening cruise night every summer, very popular with the local area car enthusiast crowd, plenty of room and plenty of friendly folks—please be sure to visit their FB page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!... Additional info – I looked up the street address for the “Washington Commons” shopping center, and it’s listed as: 117 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 5/17/2021; reportedly every third Monday of the month), Willimantic (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Willimantic Elks Cruise”… The following info is as posted by Gary Pomo (https://www.facebook.com/gary.pomo), on the CT Car Shows and Meets Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018), within the past day or so (and thanks again to our friend Rick Stevenson, for highlighting it, or else I would’ve missed it): “…Double Yea!!... Willimantic Elks Cruise is back!!... 1st one = Monday May 17, 5:30… Food, Drink, and Fun… MUSIC of your memories with The Po'm… And the Big E!!!...”… More info – We’re gonna assume that this Facebook page for the (Willimantic) “Elks Lodge” is the correct one (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elks%20Lodge/200798429942225/), and contains the following correct street address: 198 Pleasant St, Willimantic, CT 06226… Even more info – Our friend Rick S. says that this event happens: “Third Monday of the Month”… And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (“…starting in June…” 6/14 specifically, and “…every Monday thru September…”), New London (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Night  - ‘Mondays at Ocean Beach Park Cruise Night is Back!’…”… Quoting from the 4/13/2021 post by Larry Erhart (https://www.facebook.com/larry.erhart) on the Yesteryear Of Oakdale Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/102589163413912): “…Mondays at Ocean Beach Cruise Night is Back! They will start their Cruise starting in June, every Monday through September. New London, CT… Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach park Classic Car Cruise Night…”… More info – We went to the main Ocean Beach Park web site, and found the “Ocean Beach Park 2021 Summer Entertainment Schedule” published (dedicated page: http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), and sure enough, the first “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night appears like it’s going to happen on Monday, June 14th, starting at 5:00pm… Sounds great to us! But please do be sure to go and review that page for yourself, especially before making any long trips... Contact & Directions – The following page at their web site has some contact info for OBP, and also a “Mapquest” directions link to help you find the address of OBP, which is: 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT 06320… Even more info – Please also be sure to visit the Ocean Beach Park official Facebook page, and also be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/14/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (starts 5/4/2021), Cheshire (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Cheshire Wayback Burgers Cruise Night”… Quoting from JoAnn York’s (https://www.facebook.com/joann.york.378) 4/13/2021 post to the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/): ”…Ladies and Gentleman dust off your cars and start your engines. Wayback Burgers Cruise Night is BACK starting MAY 4th, 2021, from 5pm -9pm... At 957 S. Main St , Cheshire, CT 06410. Please follow the guidelines for social distancing and face mask requirements. Let's get out and have fun BUT keep it safe. Hope to see you there… Feel free to share this post. Thank You…”… More info – The Cheshire Wayback Burgers’ Facebook page (please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/WaybackBurgersCheshireCT ... And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (“every other,” starting 5/11/2021; also see list of dates), Berlin (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Pep Boys of Berlin Cruise Nights… Quoting from the flyer that was posted on the Facebook system just a couple of days ago by the Over The Hill Gang Connecticut car club (https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/): “…Over The Hill Gang Connecticut… WHERE: Pep Boys, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… WHO: Any hot rod, street rod, pro street, muscle cars… WHY: Great fun for family & friends, music, prizes, raffles, trophies!... Every other Tuesday, starting May 11th, 2021, 5:00pm – 8:00pm… (List of dates): May 11th … May 25th … June 8th … June 22nd … July 6th … July 20th … August 3rd … August 17th … August 31st ...  September 14th … September 28th … October = TBA … No rain dates … Weather permitting—see our Facebook page for cancellations; follow us on Facebook “Over The Hill Gang CT othgct”… and Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack @pepboysauto … Please respect others—observe social distancing and wear masks when walking around. And as always, no booze or burnouts! Thank you…”... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/14/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (1st of each month, starting 6/1/2021), Oakdale (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…Yesteryear of Oakdale ‘Cruising 2021’ at Nature’s Art Center – ‘A Blast From The Past’…”… Quoting from the 5/2/2021 post by Larry Erhart (https://www.facebook.com/larry.erhart) on the Yesteryear Of Oakdale Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/102589163413912): “…Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club Cruising 2021,’ at Nature’s Art ‘The Dinosaur Place,’ 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370… 1st Tuesday of each month, 5pm until dark… June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th… Rain date = Thursday… (and following wording from the flyer that accompanied Larry’s post: “…Yesterday of Oakdale Auto Club – A Blast From The Past – Cruising 2021… Pre-1978 vehicles… Nature’s Art Center, Rt. 85, Chesterfield, ‘Look for the Dinosaurs’… 1st Tuesday of each month, 5pm until dark… (list of dates): June 1st … July 6th … August 3rd … September 7th … Rain date = Thursday… ‘Free’ fun for the entire family… Classic and antique cars, and antique drivers too… Music by D&L Sound… Please, no alcohol or burnouts…”… Additional info – Thanks also for our friend Rick Stevenson, who passed along the same event flyer on 5/15/2021, along with these words, that he copied form Larry Erhart’s Facebook post from right around that time: “…Get ready for Southeastern Connecticut’s Biggest Car Cruise at Nature’s Art in Chesterfield, CT! The first cruise will be Tuesday, June 1st, starting at 5:00pm… Music, food truck, ice cream, and fun for the whole family!... Look for the big Dinosaur on Route 85…”… And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/18/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (starts 6/29/2021, runs thru September), New Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Paradice Cruisers Litchfield Crossings Tuesday Cruise Nights,” 5pm-9pm, weekly through September, at Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping center, in the parking lots between Panera Bread and Webster Bank, off Route 7 and Dodd Road, New Milford, CT… (street address: 169 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776)… Info - http://www.paradiceclassiccruisers.org/ … webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed online at the following New Milford Patch page: https://patch.com/connecticut/newmilford/calendar/event/20210629/527691/paradice-classic-cruisers-roars-back-to-litchfield-crossings-for ... Even more info – And this appears to be their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1038671189531951/about/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (appears to have started 5/11/2021; see listing for organizer comments about the future of this event), Haddam (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…MisFit Car Cruisers Present Tuesday Misfits Cruise Nights at 95 Bridge Road – Home of Tony’s Package Store & River Valley Provisions…”… Quoting from the 5/4/2021 post by The MisFit Car Cruisers on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights): “…Ok, Misfits, folks, and followers…here’s the thing… Yes! We are back next Tuesday night, same place, same time (looks like 5-8pm, see my “Additional info” note below), weather permitting, and we hope to see you there! Although after 20 years of MisFit cruise nights it may be time to slow the train down. With that said, we are not sure how many more Tuesday nights we have in us, and this 2021 season may not last all summer, but we will keep you posted…”… Additional info - Going by the banner image they use on their Facebook page, the time their cruise runs appears to be 5 to 8pm, and all vehicles are welcome. Suggest your contacting them directly for any further info that you may need: https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights ... Additional thoughts – These folks have brought us a TON of great cruise nights over the years (I believe starting at Essex Fire Department, then Plattwood Park, and then Haddam Bridge Street, and I’m proud to say that I’ve been to all of them at least a couple of times each. Whatever the future holds, we thank the MisFit Cruisers for all they’ve done to enrich our local area old car hobby scene! Bravo MisFits!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/19/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (appears to have started 6/29/2021), Essex (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…Scotch Plains Tavern Cruise Days…”… Quoting from the screen shot of the 6/28/2021 Facebook post by Scotch Plains Tavern on their official FB page (https://www.facebook.com/scotchplainstavern/ - please make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) that our friend Henry VanWyngaarden (hvanwyngaarden@reg4.k12.ct.us and/or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/henry.vanwyngaarden.3) from the Essex Auto Club circulated via a broadcast e-mail just yesterday: “…Join us for SPT Cruise Days each Tuesday. Check out classic cars and stay for dinner on our patio or brand new fire pit courtyard! Enjoy items from our summer food and cocktail menus, as well as great craft beer selections…”… Sounds fantastic to us! Thanks Henry for the heads up, and thanks Scotch Plains Tavern for the welcome! We hope to check it out in person soon!... *8/12/2021 ADDITIONAL INFO - We found an August 9th Facebook post from the Scotch Plain Tavern on their page (https://www.facebook.com/scotchplainstavern - make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like"), with the following additional event info: "...Come out on Tuesdays for SPT Cruise Night. Enjoy '50s, '60s, and '70s music, vote for the best car, and the winner will receive a $25 SPT gift card or SPT Cap. Car owners will get a $1 draft and 1/2 priced appetizer! Let's have fun!..."... And in response to a question about what hours the cruise night runs, Scotch Plains Tavern noted: "...Time is 5:30-7:30 every Tuesday..."... Sounds great! Thanks again Scotch Plains Tavern, and Henry too for the heads up!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/13/2021; additional event info added to this listing as of 8/12/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/5/2021), Oxford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - Fritz’s Car Cruise Weekly Wednesday Night Cruise Night, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478… webmaster’s note – We don’t know any other details right now, however this event was just announced today on the “Fritz’s Car Cruise” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185) by Melissa M., so we are very pleased to add it at this time to our Calendar! And we’ll do our best to update as more details may become available! Nice to see some local-area car events starting to pop up—and Fritz’s is among the best! Thanks Melissa and Fritz’s!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/12/2021; see listing for other dates), Bozrah (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Bozrah Moose 950 Cruise 2021 at The Moose Club Grill – Presented by The Moose Riders Club”… Quoting from the poster that we saw shared in early April on the CT Car Shows and Meets Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018): “…Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise 2021, by The Moose Riders Club, at the Moose Club Grill… (list of dates) May 12 … May 26 … June 9 … June 23 … July 14 … July 28 … August 11 … August 25 … September 8 … September 22 … Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… Food services and beverages available… Info: 860-889-6856… No burn outs please…”… Additional info – We looked up the Bozrah Moose Lodge 950’s street address and it’s listed as 115 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334… We also looked up the Bozrah Moose Riders Facebook page, and you can check ‘em out at: https://www.facebook.com/bozrahmooseriders ... A few more details – We subsequently ran across another copy of the 2021 flyer that appears to contain a bit more info about the cruises (including the hours they run, which are listed as: 5:00pm to 8:00pm, and also the recommended Exit # off of Route 2 to get there, which would be Exit 24) posted on the Facebook system by James Izzarelli (https://www.facebook.com/izzarelli1); thanks James!... And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (started 4/21/2021), Bolton (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Parkside Pizza & Ice Cream Cruise Night Season 2021!”… The following info comes from a flyer that our friend Rick Stevenson passed along to us, along with this note: “…West Street is also known as Route 85. This is very close to Gay City State Park and the Bolton-Hebron town line…”… “Parkside Pizza & Ice Cream Cruise Night Season 2021!... Wednesdays 4:00… Starting April 21… 270 West Street, Bolton, CT 06232… Wednesday is now Parkside Slice Day: 2 for $3 slices cheese, pepperoni, and pizza of the day… New lower pricing on ice cream and so much more… We now have milk shakes and ice cream floats…”… More info – Here’s their Facebook page (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/parksidepizzact/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/27/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/12/2021), Prospect (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…’Cruise At Poncho’s’ – Senor Poncho’s Restaurant”… Quoting from the listing that we ran across on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s Upcoming Cruise Nights page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/cruisecalendar.htm): “…May 12 and every Wednesday May Thru October 11, 2021 Prospect CT... Cruise At Poncho’s, Senor Poncho’s Restaurant, 280 Cheshire Road, Prospect, 5:00pm, Cars, Music, restaurant and bar will be open, All ages welcome, Admission is free 50/50, Pic of the week and Bucket Raffle. Every Wednesday from May 12-Columbus Day (Monday, October 11th) Contact Carl Montagano at 203-725-6704 or email at carl.montagano@sbcglobal.net …”… Flyer link: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2021/senorPonchos.pdf… Even more info – Please be sure to visit the official Facebook page of Señor Panchos Prospect (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/SPProspect … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (every third, starts 6/16/2021), Colchester (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…’The Good Times Motoring Club Colchester Green Cruise Nights,’ at the Colchester Town Green, starting at 5:00pm, every 3rdWednesday, with rain date of the 4th Wednesday… Show dates: June 16th (rain date = June 23rd) … July 21st (rain date = July 28th) … August 18th (rain date = August 25th) … September 15th (rain date = September 22nd) … Please visit our web site for details of our 2021 car shows: https://goodtimesmotoringclub.com …”… webmaster’s note – The above info was transcribed from a 5/24/2021 post by the Good Times Motoring Club on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ - please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!), and we are so happy to see it!... The Colchester Town Green cruise nights that these folks run are legendary! I do hope to make it out there to one of them soon!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/25/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (JULY ONLY, weather permitting, starts 7/7/2021), Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “...'July Wayback Wednesdays--Classic Cars At The Green' in Branford Center--Every Wednesday in July...”… Quoting from our friend Bill Raccio's (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010543814434) Facebook post of 6/26/2021: "...Passing this info along, 'Wayback Wednesdays,' brought to you by the Town Of Branford: Transform the center of town back to 50's-60's music, Classic Cars at the Green, 5:30-7:30pm... Brought to you by: The Town Of Branford, The Branford Recreation Dept. and The Branford Festival… Starting July 7th, every Wedesday in July, weather permitting… For additional info, Branfordfestival@aol.com ..."... VERY cool, Bill, thanks for the heads up!... Additional info - We did a couple of scans of the web sites & Facebook pages of the above-listed organizations, and didn't see any banners/posters yet as of this writing, but we'll be sure to pass them along, if/when they may pop up! THANKS AGAIN BILL--and also, of course, The Town of Branford, The Branford Recreation Department, and The Branford Festival!... *7/2/2021 UPDATES & NEW INFO – Our friend the musical specialist & DJ Dennis Nardella (https://www.facebook.com/dennis.nardella.7), who’s an integral part of the Branford Festival (along with a whole bunch of other fun stuff that goes on in town) sent us along just yesterday a copy of the electronic Official Flyer for this awesome-sounding Wednesdays-In-July event in Branford, and we are happy to transcribe the info on the flyer here: “…Presented by the Branford Festival Committee and Branford Recreation Department: ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll on the Branford Green!’… Every Wednesday in July!... 6:00-8:00pm…. ‘…Park your Vintage, Classic, or Hotrod car along the Branford Green… Tune your radio to 87.9FM to enjoy music from the ‘50s & ‘60s, spun by DJ Dennis Nardella—text oldie requests to Dennis: 203-671-4490… Open to multiple car groups, or single owners. Donations will benefit Branford Festival 2022!...’…” Sounds fantastic to us! Thanks Dennis—we are happy to help spread the word!... FLYER LINK: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Dennis supplied to our server, and you can view it now online at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ShakeRattleAndRollBranfordJuly2021WednesdayCruiseNites-PosterFromDennisNardella.jpg ... And there you have it! Be there or be square on Wednesday evenings in July in the center of Branford! Thanks again Dennis, Branford Festival Committee, and Branford Recreation Department!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to the SAAC calendar as of 6/28/2021; additional updates, new info, and flyer link added to this listing as of 7/2/2021)

THIS EVENT APPEARS TO BE CANCELLED FOR THE YEAR (**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (5/19/2021 thru 9/8/2021), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “... Cruise Night at Milford Sports Pub,” 290 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT... 6:00pm to 9:00pm... Hosted by Seth "Wolfman" Carley... First 25 cars get a free hot dog/soda... Trophy nights: 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8... 50/50 raffle every week to benefit local charities... All American makes/years, cars - trucks - bikes... No import tuners, or rollers... No burnouts or alcohol... Information: Contact Bryan or Angelo at 203-252-2550..."... And there you have it... webmaster's note - The source for this listing was as seen on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club's coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), and for even more info: https://www.milfordsportspub.com/ and/or: https://www.facebook.com/milfordsportspub (and be sure to give 'em a "Like" while you're there)… *4/8/2021 UPDATES--FLYER LINK & ADDITIONAL INFO -  We were looking at the listing on coming events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club again and a flyer link was added (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2021/milfordCruise%20Night%20Flyer%20(3).pdf); from reading the flyer, we are happy to add additional details to this listing... The end date for this season of their Wednesday cruise nights is clearly indicated now as September 8th, so do keep that in mind… The appearance(s) by DJ Seth “Wolfman” Carley is further described as: “Coming out of retirement for a limited engagement!”… The phrase “Food Bank Donations” is indicated on the flyer, so not sure if that means they will be collecting nonperishable foods, so maybe a good idea to call ahead on that, in case you think you’d like to bring your nonperishable food donations to benefit for those less fortunate… Finally, the original wording on the events page event listing I took to mean that “import tuners” were not welcome (the phrase “import tuners” sometimes can have a negative connotation, I guess), but now the flyer clarifies that with the following wording: “…No imports, tuners, rollers…”… So, as a vintage Volkswagen (an import) driver, I guess I’m going to be limited to only spectating if I am fortunate to be able to make it to one or more of these events—not that I don’t enjoy spectating, though!... And there you have it…*6/8/2021 APPARENT EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE - This event is now shown as "Cancelled for the year," on the CT Seaport Car Club's coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm). I attempted to find come corroboration of this news, including checking the venue's web site and FB pages, and also attempt to contact the DJ music person directly, but nothing so far... And there you have it... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2021; additional details and a flyer link were added to this listing as of 4/8/2021; apparent event cancellation notice incorporated into this listing as of 6/8/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) THURSDAYS (starts 5/6/2021; runs thru 9/23/2021), Seymour (appears to be confirmed for 2021) Seymour CT Lions, Inc. Summer Cruise Nights 2021, at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT … webmaster’s note – Quoting from the flyer that was posted 3/19/2021 on the Seymour Lions' official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions - make sure to visit and give' 'em a "Like" while you're there): "...Seymour CT Lions, Inc., Summer Cruise Nights 2021, Every Thursday starting May 6th, through September 23rd, Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Ave., Seymour... Facebook @SeymourCTLions, Melissa 203-430-9356..."... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) THURSDAYS (starts 4/29/2021; runs thru 9/30/2021), Enfield (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Cruisin’ at Mt. Carmel,” in Enfield, CT… The following was posted on 2/19/2021 by John B. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1141058699337292/user/100007227395415/) on the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs): “…~~ Cruisin' Mt Carmel ~~ Sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo… Come join us every Thursday. Free admission. Weekly car award… Use the Charles Street entrance located off Elm ST. (Rt 220)… DJ, Food/Beverages served. 5:00-8:00pm… 93 Park Ave, Enfield CT… WEATHER PERMITTING WE WILL START OUR 2021 CRUISE NIGHTS ON THURSDAY APRIL 29th – SEPTEMBER 30th … www.mtcarmelsociety.com , (860)745-8856…”… More info - Additionally, a flyer for this event was posted the same day on the CT Council of Car Clubs FB page by Gerald Leblanc (https://www.facebook.com/gerald.leblanc.31), which included the following additional info: “…Cruisin’ at Mt. Carmel, 93 Park Avenue, Enfield, CT… Every Thursday night 5:00-8:00pm… Fresh food, 50/50 raffle, free admission… Sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo… Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Cruisinmtcarmel ...”… Sounds cool!... Make sure to visit that Cruisin’ Mt. Carmel Facebook page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) THURSDAYS (started 4/15/2021, runs thru 10/31/2021, according to the flyer), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Cruisin’ East Car Club Presents ‘The Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In’,” at Goodie’s Drive-In, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT… April 15 – October 31, 2021… From 6pm to 9pm… Cut-off 1985… Food, music, giveaways, trivia… ‘Cruising The Way It Used To Be…’… Contact: Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824…”… webmaster’s note – thanks to our friend George Crespo for posting the flyer for this event within the past day or so on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/george.crespo.94); I transcribed all of the info directly from the flyer. I did look up what day of the week “10/31/2021” was (the event is indicated on the flyer to run “April 15 – October 31, 2021”), and that’s a Sunday, so not sure how that fits with the Thursday theme—ALTHOUGH they do run a “Toys for Tots” classic car toy drive/cruise that begins in Stratford, and ends here at Goodies Milford, so perhaps that’s what the 31st refers to (and I’ll be sure to update this listing if/when I hear more info on that)… Additional note of thanks – Thanks also to dedicated local classic car guy Anthony DiNuzzo for posting it on his “Classic Cars Cruise Nights and Shows” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/873394510108168), which is where I found it in the first place!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) THURSDAYS (starts 5/20/2021, runs thru 9/2/2021), Old Saybrook (appears to be confirmed for 2021)  - “The Faulk Marcolini Newman American Legion Post 113 Old Saybrook CT Car Show,” at the American Legion Post 113, street address 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, from 5pm-onward… editor’s note – I saw a post from our local old car friend Ed Davis  on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ed.davis.165) yesterday that he was planning to head out to this event, this evening (Thursday, May 20th, as this is being written), and so I also went to the “Faulk Marcolini Newman American Legion Post 113 Old Saybrook CT” Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), and found a post from them dated 5/16/2021, that read as follows: “…Car show this Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 5pm…”… I wrote back a follow-up post to them asking if the event was going to be weekly or just as an “as announced” basis. I received a prompt response from Donna Warner (https://www.facebook.com/donna.warner.35) who indicated that it was going to happen “every Thursday as long as it’s not raining.”… Sounds good to me! Thanks Ed, thanks Donna, and thanks American Legion Post 113! Hope to make it out there some Thursday evening soon! I’ve been to this cruise night in years-passed and have always enjoyed the laid-back vibe, cool cars, and friendly folks!... *6/10/2020 UPDATES & ADDITIONAL INFO – Thanks to Charlie Calci (https://www.facebook.com/charlie.calci) for recently posting on the “Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291) a copy of the Official Flyer for the 2021 American Legion Post 113 Thursday Night Car Shows, which indicates they will run “…May 20th thru September 2nd, 2021, at 5pm…” and also the following info/advice: “…Bring  your antique/vintage/collector car and join in the fun! Open to the public! Spectators welcome! No coolers, please… Free admission! $2.00 hot dogs, $3.00 burgers, good music, trophies, and a 50/50 raffle… We observe all health and safety protocols…”… Excellent, thanks again Charlie for the info!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2021; additional event info added to this listing, transcribed from a copy of the 2021 flyer, as of 6/10/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) THURSDAYS (appears to have started 5/20/2021), South Glastonbury (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…Cruise Night at Hops On The Hill Brewery…”… Quoting from the info that we found posted on their official web site (https://hopsonthehillbrewery.com/): “…Cruise Night – Every Thursday Starting May 20th… Starting May 20th, Cruise Night at Hops on the Hill is BACK every Thursday 4-8pm!... Food truck on-site… Please remember: NO B.Y.O.B…”… webmaster’s note – We remember hearing about these events last year (or was it the year before—hard to remember now, in the age of covid…), but hadn’t heard anything about them for this year (checked their web site a few months ago and didn’t see any notice at the time). But, what do you know, an old car friend of ours who lives in South Glastonbury heard, thru local channels, about the 5/20 start-up, and was actually able to attend with his old car! Anyway, I do hope to make it up there one of these Thursday evenings soon!... More info– The street address for Hops On The Hill Brewery is: 275 Dug Rd, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… Even more info – Please do be sure to visit their official Facebook page (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/hopsonthehillsog/ …  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/25/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) FRIDAYS (starts 5/14/2021), North Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) – The Marty Forbes North Branford McDonalds & Dairy Queen Friday Cruise Nights… Thanks to our local old car friend Joe Sandella for passing along (yesterday, via the Facebook system) the opening date for this great local Friday night cruise—we are so happy to see it return! Joe says that the starting time is 5:00pm, and that’s as much as we know at this time! Thanks again Joe for the heads up!... Additional info - The McDonalds and Dairy Queen who are the host businesses for this cruise night are located at 280 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471, part of a larger shopping plaza called I think, “Central Plaza,” and you can think of it as also being located at the intersection of Routes 80 & 139 (I think Route 80 in this area is called “Foxon Road,” and Route 139 in this area is “Branford Road”)… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) FRIDAYS (starts 5/21/2021), North Windham (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Classic Cruise Nights at the Aero Diner”… The following info is as posted by Gary Pomo (https://www.facebook.com/gary.pomo), on the CT Car Shows and Meets Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018), within the past day or so (and thanks again to our friend Rick Stevenson, for highlighting it, or else I would’ve missed it): “…YEA!... Classic Cruise nights are back at Aero Diner, Boston Post Rd. (North Windham, across from Walmart)… Friday, May 21…5:30… Great food specials… Music by Po'm and Paul obg duo… Pass the word… It’s great to have them back...”… More info – From the Aero Diner’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/50sdinerllc), the street address is listed as: 361 Boston Post Road, North Windham, CT 06256 … And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) FRIDAYS (starting 6/4/2021), West Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…Blood Sweat & Gears Car Club 2021 Cruise Season – Out 17thYear! – ‘Cruisin’ The Rock’ - New Location: Savin Rock Conference Center…”… Quoting from the 5/14/2021 post by the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club Connecticut (https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut) on their Facebook page: “…BS&G Cruise Nights are back!... *New Location*… We’re looking forward to a great season and hope to see you all there!... Save the date and spread the word!...”… And from the flyer that was also posted with this announcement: “…Blood Sweat & Gears Car club 2021 Cruise Season, our 17th Year! ‘Cruisn’ the Rock’… New Location!... Every Friday night, June 4, 2021, through September, 6pm ‘till it’s over… Weather permitting… Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock Street, West Haven, CT 06516 (next to Jimmie’s)… Cut off year 1981… www.bloodsweatandgearsclubclub.org … Like us on Facebook…”… Sounds good to us! Great to see the BSG-ers back with their cruise, and what a fantastic spot for it too! Right by the beach! Looking forward to checking it out!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/18/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) FRIDAYS (starts 6/25/2021; and other specific dates--see listing), East Berlin (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Uncle D’s Diner Presents ‘Cruisin’ Friday Night’,” 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill Street, East Berlin, CT 06023… (List of dates): June 25 … July 23 …August 27 … September 24 … ‘…Good time, music, trophies & prizes, great food and friends…’… ‘…Due to covid, social distancing is encouraged. Masks are optional and please practice good preventive hygiene…’… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter (on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec - and please visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) for passing the event flyer along, from which all of the above info was transcribed. And here’s also the Facebook page for Uncle D’s Diner (and needless to say, please also visit and give ‘em a “Like” too): https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner ... Sounds cool!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/2/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 4/10/2021), Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Car Cruise with the Monroe Street Rodders Car Club at Bill’s Drive-In”… As seen on the coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm) of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club within the past couple of days: “…Saturday April 10, 2021, Monroe CT… First Cruse of the Season - Covid Guidelines Strictly Followed… Classic car cruise with the Monroe Street Rodders Car Club at Bill's Drive In. Rt.111 Monroe, CT… 1st cruise of the season; begins on Saturday April 10, 2021, thru October 2021… 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M… Cut off year is 1985 and older. Trophies, 50/50 raffle and give-aways every week… Fun for the entire family. No alcohol, burnouts, strollers, bicycles, skateboards or pets… For Information call Joe @ (203) 452-9151…”… Sounds good to us! Thanks Monroe Street Rodders for making it happen!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/18/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 4/24/2021, see list of other dates), Berlin (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Saturday Cruisin’ Classics” at Midstate Air Compressor on the Berlin Turnpike, 5-8pm, 1492 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this event heads-up along, referencing the CT Street Legends “Saturday Cruisin’ Classics” page at their web site (http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/saturday-night-cruisin--classics.html). Here’s the complete blurb from that web site page about this recurring cruise night event: “…We will once again be holding our Saturday Cruisin' Classics events at Midstate Air Compressor Inc. on the Berlin Turnpike. The time will be from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. There is no entry fee and food will be available on-site. So, come on down, show off our beautiful classic, enjoy an evening with friends, good music and prizes. The schedule is as follows: April 24 … May 8 … May 22 … June 5 … June 19 … July 10 … July 24 … August 14 … August 28 …”… Additional info (quoting from their web site): “Connecticut Street Legends - “Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …”… Looks like we have it all covered now! Thanks again Rick!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (1st and 3rd of the month, starts 5/1/2021), Meriden (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - American Muscle Car Club 2021 Kick Off Cruise Night – at Class Act Auto Wash of Meriden… Quoting from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/467257631088226/ : “…Saturday, May 1, 2021, 5pm – 8pm… AMCC Cruise Night – 2021 Kick Off Cruise! At Class Act Auto Wash Featuring Premier Pet Wash… Price: Free… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450… AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out, talking cars, and having fun!... Trophies, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Music, and a friendly Gearhead atmosphere…. NOTE: Social Distancing Rules Mandatory till restriction are lowered (includes mask as needed). Anyone not following Social distancing rules may be asked to leave…”… For more info - AMCC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct … Class Act Auto Wash on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/classactautowashpremierpetwash … Please visit both and give ‘em both a “Like” while you’re there!... *3/17/2021 UPDATES – We recently saw some additional dates added for the AMCC Class Act Auto Wash Meriden Cruises, per their recently-posted Facebookevent notices—they are: Saturday, May 15th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/116133840429457), Saturday, June 5th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/124955752907567), and Saturday, June 19th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/2822914164626264), and presumably there will be more 1st & 3rd Saturday dates thru the season… Even more info - Here is some verbiage copied from the 5/15 event notice: “…Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash, 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450… AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out, talking cars, and having fun!... Trophies, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Music, and a friendly Gearhead atmosphere… NOTE: Social Distancing Rules Mandatory till restriction are lowered (includes mask as needed). Anyone not following Social distancing rules may be asked to leave…”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/18/2021; additional info added as of 3/17/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 5/15/2021; see list of other dates), Wethersfield (appears to be confirmed for 2021) The Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club & Hooter's of Wethersfield Present: ‘2021 Saturday Car Cruise Nights’, 3:30pm to 7:30pm, at Hooter's, 1731 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT… 2021 Schedule (no rain dates): May 15th , June 5th & 19th , July 3rd & 17th , August 7th & 21st , September 4th & 18th , October 2nd & 16th … Bigger trophies, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing… Music provided by DJ Brian Skibo… Raffle proceeds benefit Paul Newman’s ‘Hole In The Wall Gang Camp,’ and Toy Drive donations support a Connecticut Children’s Hospital… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person—no alcohol, no burnouts—please come, have fun, and be safe!... Brought to you by www.charteroakbirds.org – For club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Visit CharterOakBirds.org for Special Events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights…”… webmaster’s note – We transcribed the above info from a flyer that was posted today on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443 - please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there)… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 4/24/2021; appears to be weekly; no info on end date), Pomfret (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “... ‘Tri-State Cruisers Classic Car Club Weekly Cruise at Pizzaria 101/Loos & Co.,’ corner of Routes 169 & 101 in Pomfret, CT, on the grass, 5-8pm…”… webmaster’s note – This is second hand info that was reported to us by our friend Rick Stevenson, via an e-mail dated 4/9/2021; we are happy to pass along the info, but also recommend checking in with the organizers, at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-State-Cruisers-Classic-Car-Club-131516450220126/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”), and/or their web site: http://www.tri-statecruisers.com/ … And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 5/15/2021; see listing for other dates), Uncasville (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents ‘Cruise Nights 2021 at The Center of Montville’,” 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates. Sorry, no motorcycles… (list of dates) Saturday, May 15th, 5-8pm … Saturday, June 19th, 5-8pm … Saturday, July 17th, 5-8pm … Saturday, August 21st, 5-8pm … Saturday, September 18th, 4-7pm … Appreciation trophies courtesy Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… Food, drink, and ice cream by Mr. Hot Rod… All raffle proceeds to go the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday – for the latest cruise night show info see our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web www.secmc.com … Please no alcohol & no burnouts…”… webmaster's note - Thanks SECMC-ers for the poster, from which all of the above info above was transcribed, as posted on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/), in early April, along with the following note: “…We now have everything in place and here is our cruise night flyer for the 2021 season. We are still going to take things one month at a time (just in case things change) but we fully anticipate things will be OK. We're really looking forward to seeing everyone this year, it's been WAY too long!!...”… Sounds great to us!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 6/12/2021 at NEW LOCATION), North Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “DJ John Rozz Presents ‘Cruise at the New Address for Dino’s Seafood’,” 323 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473… Quoting from the John Rozz (https://www.facebook.com/john.rozz.5) post of June 11, 2021, to the CT Seaport Car Club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctseaportcarclub): “…This Saturday Finally. The New Dino’s Location… DJ John Rozz, Vintage Cars, Name That Tune, Best Seafood in Connecticut… Dancing, Prizes, Good Vibes & Awesome People… (starts) 3pm…”… More info – Here’s info from the accompanying poster that John Rozz also shared with his Facebook post: “…Dino’s Seafood, 203-239-5548, NEW ADDRESS: 323 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473… DJ John Rozz, 203-317-7129… Dino’s Gift Certificates will be given to all game/car winners…”… Sounds great to me! Looking forward to checking out this event, at the NEW location for Dino’s Seafood!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/15/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (once a month, starts 3/20/2021, runs thru October; see list of dates), Branchburg (NEW JERSEY) (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Neshantic Station Car Show,” 7:30am to 1:00pm, 111 Elm Street, Branchburg, NJ 08853…. Quoting from the event flyer posted on the Hemmings dedicated info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=58473) where this event was found (direct flyer link: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/77519114-0-0.jpg?rev=1): “…The popular Neshantic Station Flea Market is joined in 2021 by the new Neshantic Station Car Show! The Car Show will be held one Saturday each month from March through October, from 7:30am to 1:00pm… (list of dates): Saturday, March 20 … Saturday, April 17 … Saturday, May 15 … Saturday, June 12 … Saturday, July 17 … Saturday, August 14 … Saturday, September 18 … Saturday, October 16 … Registration: There is no charge for car owners to bring and show their cars, and all antique, classic, and collector cars, trucks, and other vehicles are welcome. We just ask car owners to email us at carshow@nechanic.organd register so we know how many vehicles to expect. In lieu of registration fee, we ask all car owners to bring a cash or food donation for the Somerset County Food Bank… The Car Show is just minutes from Routes 202 and 206. To find the location via GPS, enter “111 Elm Street, Branchburg, NJ”…”… webmaster’s note – Why a car show in New Jersey on the SAAC Calendar? Reason #1 is that it’s a nice early-season event (and we love the early season events), and Reason #2 is that it seems a lot of events more local to us are either not being planned yet (obviously due to COVID concerns), or are being planned and cancelled already (which is exceptionally depressing, and for the same reason), and Reason #3 is that it just plain sounds like fun, and if I have a free Saturday, I’ll definitely consider a drive out there to check it out—if not as a participant, at least as a spectator! New Jersey is a beautiful state to visit!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2021)

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SAACMainPage.html . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

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